Data from 154 different Mexican communities, housed within the Mexican Migration Project (mmp), is used to explore the influence of U.S. assimilation on a Mexican migrant’s propensity to remit money back to Mexico. A migrant opening a U.S. bank account is employed as a proxy for assimilation. Sociodemographic, U.S. migration, and Mexican community control variables are included. It is found that a migrant opening a bank account during the last U.S. migration is associated with a reduced probability of remitting money back to Mexico, suggesting a shift in social and economic activity from Mexico to the U.S. for migrants abroad
Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos
Sociology & Anthropology
Durden, Elizabeth. "Banking on Remittances? How Bank Account Possession in the United States Affects Mexican Migrants Sending Money Home." Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos (2018) : 165-190.